[DenverFairFoodAnnounce] THIS Saturday: Freedom in the Fields: films about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers
robert at sfalliance.org
Tue Feb 26 17:22:48 EST 2008
Join us this Saturday!!
FREEDOM IN THE FIELDS
films about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers
and the fight to end slavery in Florida agriculture
Saturday, March 1st
3654 Navajo St.
addmission is FREE
Join us for an evening of films and discussion about this important
struggle for human rights.
Farmworkers in Florida's agricultural industry face a human rights
crisis. In the most extreme cases, workers are forced to work against
their will in modern-day slavery. There have been 6 successfully
prosecuted slavery rings, freeing over 1,000 workers in Florida in the
last 10 years alone. More cases are being investigated today. The
sweatshop-conditions that farmworkers experience everyday provide
fertile ground for such extreme abuses to flourish.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers--a community-based organization of
Latino, Mayan and Haitian farmworkers in SW Florida--has led
successful campaigns against the coporations that profit from
farmworker exploitation and is at the forefront of the struggle
against modern-day slavery.
Sponsored by the Denver Fair Food Committee
For more info contact robert at sfalliance.org, 505-980-4220
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